Title: Automotive industry application of aluminium-based hybrid metal matrix composite

Authors: P. Ramesh; M. Nataraj

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sree Sakthi Engineering College, Coimbatore – 641104, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Government College of Technology, Coimbatore – 641013, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: Monolithic materials cannot fulfil the demands for the advanced industrial requirements. Therefore, composite materials which possess the combined properties of different constituents are developed. In this experimental work, Al 6061 was used as matrix and Al2O3, SiC and E glass short fibres were used as the reinforcement material. The composite specimen is fabricated through stir casting by varying the weight percentage of reinforcements and matrix materials. The investigation concluded that the load and sliding speed are expanded to improve the wear rate, and developing the sliding distance the wear rate is decreased. The different compositions of the materials are tested by using Pin on Disc apparatus to find the wear rate. From the experimental results the least wear rate is obtained in the composition (C4) of 70% wt of Al 6061, 15% wt of Al2O3, 9% wt of SiC and 6% wt of E glass short fibre.

Keywords: wear rate; Al 6061; Al2O3; SiC; E glass fibre; stir casting.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2020.104412

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2020 Vol.27 No.1/2, pp.18 - 32

Received: 16 Feb 2018
Accepted: 30 May 2018

Published online: 06 Jan 2020 *

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